Affordable Housing In Cheney
Sedgwick County, Kansas

2 Low Income Apartment Communities In Cheney

Northboro Village

805 N Garfield St
Cheney, Kansas

Cheney Sunprairie Apartments

122 Sundance Dr
Cheney, Kansas
Accepts Vouchers
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Housing Authorities that serve Cheney

Housing Authority Programs
Sedgwick County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)
Wichita Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV); Public Housing; Homeownership Voucher; Family Self-Sufficiency; Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH); Mainstream Voucher

Guide To Affordable Housing in Cheney, Kansas

There are 2 low income housing apartment communities offering 36 affordable apartments for rent in Cheney, Kansas.

Income Based Apartments in Cheney, Kansas

Cheney features 12 income based apartments. Tenants of income based apartments typically pay no more than 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.

Low Rent Apartments in Cheney, Kansas

There are 24 rent subsidized apartments that do not provide direct rental assistance but remain affordable to low income households in Cheney.

Housing Choice Vouchers in Cheney, Kansas

On average, Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers pay Cheney landlords $0 per month towards rent. The average voucher holder contributes $0 towards rent in Cheney.

The maximum amount a voucher would pay on behalf of a low-income tenant in Cheney, Kansas for a two-bedroom apartment is between $740 and $904.

2020 Cheney, Kansas Fair Market Rents and Housing Choice Voucher Payment Standards

Fair Market Rents can be used to better understand the average housing costs of an area. Fair Market Rents are used by HUD to establish payment and rent standards for federal rental assistance programs like the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

Studio One BR Two BR Three BR Four BR
Fair Market Rent $536 $630 $822 $1,121 $1,372
Payment Standard Range $482 to $590 $567 to $693 $740 to $904 $1,009 to $1,233 $1,235 to $1,509

Sourced from federal housing data and research.

Cheney, KS Affordable Housing Snapshot

Total Affordable Apartment Properties 2
Total Low Income Apartments 36
Total Housing Units with Rental Assistance 12
Percentage of Housing Units Occupied By Renters 18.75%
Average Renter Household Size 2.16
Average Household Size 2.54
Median Household Income $67,826 ±$6,242
Median Rent $723 ±$53
Percentage Of Renters Overburdened 28.99% ± 11.63pp
Total Population 1,929

Population and Household Demographics

Cheney is a City in Sedgwick County, Kansas with a population of 1,929. There are 736 households in the city with an average household size of 2.54 persons. 18.75% of households in Cheney are renters.

Income and Rent Overburden in Cheney

The median gross income for households in Cheney is $67,826 a year, or $5,652 a month. The median rent for the city is $723 a month.

Households who pay more than thirty percent of their gross income are considered to be Rent Overburdened. In Cheney, a household making less than $2,410 a month would be considered overburdened when renting an apartment at or above the median rent. 28.99% of households who rent are overburdened in Cheney.1

Area Median Income In Cheney

Affordable housing program eligibility is always determined by one's income. Each household's income is compared to the incomes of all other households in the area. This is accomplished through a statistic established by the government called the Area Median Income, most often referred to as AMI. The AMI is calculated and published each year by HUD.

HUD often uses an area larger than a city to determine the AMI because HUD anticipates those searching for housing will look beyond individual cities during their housing search. For Cheney, the AMI is calculated from all households within Sedgwick County.

In Cheney, HUD calculates the Area Median Income for a family of four as $72,900

Most affordable housing programs determine eligibility based on the percent of AMI a given household's income is. Among the programs that determine eligibility based on the AMI are Section 8, HOME, LIHTC, Section 515, 202 and 811.

Rental Assistance in Cheney

Rental assistance is a type of housing subsidy that pays for a portion of a renter’s monthly housing costs, including rent and tenant paid utilities. This housing assistance can come in the form of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, USDA Rental Assistance (in Section 515 properties) as well as HUD Section 202 and 811 properties for elderly and disabled households.

Income Qualifications for HUD Rental Assistance in Cheney

Income 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person 7 Person 8 Person
30% of Median $15,300 $17,500 $21,330 $25,750 $30,170 $34,590 $39,010 $43,430
50% of Median $25,550 $29,200 $32,850 $36,450 $39,400 $42,300 $45,200 $48,150
80% of Median $40,850 $46,650 $52,500 $58,300 $63,000 $67,650 $72,300 $77,000